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UNSOA Associate Claims Officer Job in Nairobi, Kenya
United Nations Support Office for AMISOM (UNSOA)
United Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity
Associate Claims Officer
Grade: National Officer, NO-B, Nairobi
Vacancy Notice No: UNSOA/LCPSB/001/2015
The Associate Claims Officer reports to the Administrative Officer, Head of Local Claims Review and Local Property Survey Board Unit (LCRB and LPSB) within the Office of the Director.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Within delegated authority, the Claims Officer is responsible for the following duties:
• Handle legal matters relating to the Local Claims Review Board (LCRB) and Local
• Property Survey Board (LPSB) including assisting in matters relating to Board of Inquiries (BOI) of the mission;
• Review supporting documents attached to claims to verify accuracy and reasonableness while ensuring compliance with UN Rules and Regulations;
• Coordinate and support the work of staff involved in processing and verification of claims and processing of asset writeoffs;
• Provide guidance, sound interpretations of policies, and training as needed to ensure timely and accurate processing of claims and property survey cases;
• Prepare case summaries and agenda to be presented to the Local Claims Review and Local Property Survey Board for its consideration;
• Prepare claims cases that can be summarily approved by the Director under the mission’s Delegation of Authority;
• Analyze documentation received from various sources concerning loss of or damage to property and record claims by category;
• Handle a range of issues related to international, public, private and administrative law, including the interpretation and application of legislative and other instruments governing United Nations activities and operations;
• Undertake routine or extensive review of legal documents, instruments, or other material; identify important issues, similarities, and inconsistencies, etc;
• Service or assist senior colleagues in serving on various standing boards and committees as may be required;
• Assist in representing the Organization in judicial, arbitral or administrative proceedings related to claims against the Organization; Provide guidance to more junior staff;
• Handle third party claims with designated local insurance company and assisting in maintaining the database for all contingencies and liabilities in line with the provisions of IPSAS 17 and 19;
• Coordinate with Self-Accounting Units (SAUs), Security and Property Management Section on matters pertaining to asset write-offs;
• Perform other duties as may be assigned.
• Client Orientation,
• Technological Awareness,
• Teamwork, Communications.
• Education: Advanced university degree (Master’s Degree or equivalent) in law or related fields.
• A first level university degree with relevant combination of a minimum 4 years of professional experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.
• Experience: At least two years (with a Master’s Degree) of progressively responsible experience in legal or paralegal management or similar functions.
• Experience working with database management software.
• Previous experience in the compilation or settlement of third party claims in a legal setting is required.
• Languages: Fluency in spoken and written English;
• knowledge of other languages spoken in Kenya and Somalia would be an asset.
• Driving Skills: Possession of a valid Kenya national driving license would be desired.
Qualified candidates may submit their applications including their curriculum vitae or United Nations Personal History form (P.11) to the email address email@example.com on or before the deadline.
Please quote Vacancy Notice Number in the Subject of the e-mail.
Deadline 15th May 2015
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.